Jöchelspitze 2226m, Austria 28/3 2016



Sören, Dante and me are in Austria to climb some peaks. Here we have parked the car at the lift station of Jöchelspitzbahn. (larger picture)

 


The lift takes us to 1768m. From here it's snowshoes on. (larger picture)

First we climb diagonally towards... (larger picture)

Lachenkopf 1903m, a wiewpoint and not a summit. (larger picture)

From here it's another 300 altitude meters to the summit. The upper section is a bit steeper. (larger picture)

There are some chamois here. But we never get close to any of them. (larger picture)


The summit cross of Jöchelspitze, reached after about 1,5h. (larger picture)

The view is breathtaking in all directions. Here's a look to the southwest, down into Lechtal. (larger picture)

To the north is Rothornspitze 2393m, to the right in this picture. (larger picture)

One of three golden eagles passing by.  (larger picture)

Sören and Dante, having something to eat. (larger picture)